Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
3/30/2017 - 6:30 PM  
Category:
Consideration and Possible Action Item (s)  
Type:
Action  
Subject:
Instructional Materials TEKS Certification 2017-2018  
District Goals:
Goal 1
Student Achievement for All
Goal 5
Effective and Efficient Use of Resources
 
Enclosure:
Instructional Material Allotment and TEKS Certification, 2017-2018  
File Attachment:
IMA_CERT_2017_2018.pdf
 
Summary:
Legislation from the 82nd Texas Legislature, First Called Session, 2011, created an Instructional Materials Allotment for the purchase of instructional materials, technological equipment and technology-related services. A school district is entitled to an annual allotment from the state instructional materials fund for each student enrolled in the district on a date during the preceding school year specified by the commissioner. The commissioner shall determine the amount of the allotment per student each year on the basis of the amount of money available in the state instructional materials fund. An allotment under this section shall be transferred from the state instructional materials fund to the credit of the district’s instructional materials account as provided by Texas Education Code Section 31.0212. Districts and open-enrollment charter schools are required to certify annually to the State Board of Education and the Commissioner that, for each subject in the required curriculum other than physical education, students have access to instructional materials that cover all of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and is used only for expenses allowed by the Texas Education Code, Chapter 31.  
Budgetary Impact:
Districts and open-enrollment charter schools will be unable to place requisitions or disbursement request for the 2017−2018 Instructional Materials Allotment through TEA Education Material ordering system (EMAT) until the certification has been received by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The total allocation for the 2017-18 has not been decided by TEA as of 3/1/2017. For the previous biennium (2015-16 and 2016-17) it was $2,969,472.90.  
Recommendation
Recommend approval of the Instructional Material Allotment and TEKS Certification for the 2017 - 2018 school year.  
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jerry N. Allen - Executive Director of Technology
Signed By:  
Trent Lovette - Chief of School Leadership
Signed By:  
Patricia Linares - Interim Superintendent
 
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Lyndsae Benton Moved, Member Ryan Ray seconded to approve the Original motion 'Recommend approval of the Instructional Material Allotment and TEKS Certification for the 2017 - 2018 school year.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 6 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 6 - 0
   
June Davis     Yes
Ryan Ray     Yes
Thedrick Franklin     Yes
Mia Hall     Yes
Gary Grassia     Yes
Lyndsae Benton     Yes